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Albany Hotel - Mayfair Hotel
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Louis Theodore OBEL: Architect

Date:1937 : 1939


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29°51'32.73" S 31°01'38.79" E

It appears as if the hotel was constructed in two phases. It is assumed, but as yet unconfirmed, that the first phase (1937) was for the block to the street and the second phase (1939) added the tower block. It has operated under the names "Albany Hotel " and "Mayfair Hotel" and currently (2021) is still in use as the Albany Hotel.

(Gerald Humphrey, May 2021)

Books that reference Albany Hotel - Mayfair Hotel

Durban Art Deco Society . 2021. Durban Art Deco : Heritage of a Sub-tropical African City. Durban: Durban Art Deco Society. pg 7, 28-29, 81
Hillebrand, Melanie. 1986. Art and architecture in Natal, 1910-1940. Pietermaritzburg: Unpublished Ph.D. Dept Fine Art and History of Art, University of Natal. pg 464